October 13, 2013 - 4th in a series
The series draws on the personal experiences of those interviewed. For those of us in the audience; the time spent listening was well worth the investment. Arthur Kourajian, Azad Mesrobian, and Raisa Martirosyan assembled in Friendship Hall shortly after 1 pm and were peppered with questions by the main interrogator - Tom Keljik - for over an hour.
Click on the images to read their stories.
ACOM and St. Sahag Armenian Church sponsored a Memorial Service and program Commemorating the Centennial of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The memorial was well attended with over 250 people present. Dignitaries from various educational, social, and political institutions gave remembrance speeches while the audience listened with thoughtful attentiveness. The Remembrance began with a prayer service led by Der Tadeos Barseghyan, Pastor of St. Sahag. Remarks from the invited speakers followed.
The 2016 ACOM Gaghant party has come and gone already! After six good years at the Marriott in Minnetonka, we changed venues to the intimate setting of the Saint Paul Como Dockside Pavilion located on the shores of Lake Como in St. Paul. The room was lit to a level of coziness and comfort for 83 Armenians and friends. A very tasty Louisiana style buffet dinner was provided and the four-piece band "Music Mundial" played wonderful Armenian and Middle Eastern music for our listening and dancing pleasure.
1-Wednesday afternoon (May 27, 2015) the contractor Doug Montzka and his son pulled out and lifted the Khachkar Inscription Base (about 200 lbs) on to the concrete foundation. See attached photos.
2-On Friday Doug and his specialist using special equipment will lift the 6 foot high, 950 pound Khachkar on to the Inscription Base. There will be a 36 inch long stainless steel rode that connects the concrete foundation to the Inscription base and up to the bottom of the Khachkar.